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making news in america this morning -- severe weather overnight. a powerful system moving through the heartland. several inches of rain falling in just a few hours. cars floods. disrupting labor day plans. thank you this morning, the the dentist who k lion. what he's saying about keeping a low profile and his return to work this week. blind sided. two football players with a seemingly deliberate hit on a referee. and hygiene expirmt. the scientist who hasn't take an shower for a very long time. he's now telling his secret to staying clean.
and good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. >> i'm kendis gibson. the severe weather disrupting labor day plans for millions of americans. >> let's look at the radar. damaging winds, hail, and torrential downpours. >> in iowa this mork, flash flooding after nearly six inches of rain fell in just a matter of hours. the water partially covering that suv's tires. >> the time lapse showing a supercell forming. mollry cochran is tracking it all. >> for the labor day hol day we're looking at weather that could impact plans here. severe thunderstorms possible from kansas city into lincoln, nebraska. right on the brim of omaha. and flooding downpours across
central iowa. we could see one to three inches of rain by the time all is said and done. meanwhile, across the northeast, it's unusually warm. we just have the heat and humidity returning into the region. so hopefully, you didn't put the a/c away quite yet. meanwhile, we keep an eye on grace. it will continue to push to the west. right now, just disturbing some fish. mara and kendis back to you. we switch gears to the political climate. hillary clinton campaigns in iowa on this labor day. >> bernie sanders gaining in the hawk eye state. he's pulled ahead in new hampshire. bazi kanani joins us from washington with more. >> reporter: good morning, mara. good morning, kendis. the latest poll has not been a good predictor of who goes on to become president. but as the e-mail controversy continues to dog clinton, her campaign acknowledges they're
heading into what could be a bumpy fall. >> off we go, joyfully. >> reporter: hillary clinton shows no signs of concern about her sliding poll numbers. but her competitors believe she has reason to worry. >> don't tell anybody. i think they're getting nervous. >> reporter: democratic challenge bernie sanders surging ahead in the early voting state of new hampshire in a new poll that also shows him closing in in iowa. and for the first time, shows clinton behind donald trump in a hypothetical matchup in iowa. clinton continues to avoid attacks on fellow democrats. instead taking aim at the republican field. >> their flamboyant front-runner has grabbed attention. if you look at everyone else's policies, they're basically the same. they're trump without the pizazz or hair. >> reporter: another candidate is hopping into the race.
harvard law professor larry lessig is joining the race. >> we have to get us a government that would work again. that is not captured by the tiniest fraction of the who -- >> reporter: mara? kendis? >> bazi kanani, live in washington. thank you. now the kentucky clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to s she's spending labor day in jail. her earl leer appeal has been amened. a support rally is planned in kentucky tomorrow. now to the path for asylum for thousands of refugees
pouring into europe in search for a better life. they're arriving in germany on one packed train and another. pope francis is urging churches across europe to take in some families. >> reporter: cheers. applause. and high fives as thousands poured off of trains in munich. germany welcoming them with open arms and essentials. food, clothing. for the children, baby shoes. even candy. for so many like this 20-year-old, this is the finish line. after a grueling and dangerous two-week journey by boat, foot, and train. the final leg, the ride from austria's capital. this train line to munich has become something of a refugee express. they all got tickets for free. packing the cars. so much so that little ones like the baby are sleeping in the luggage racks.
there, we met ruah. >> there's no way to live. >> reporter: she left war-torn syria two weeks ago to join her father, who she hasn't seen in almost six months. she's unsure if her father is coming. then -- [ sobbing ] >> i can't believe it. >> reporter: family reunited. now, with so many people arriving there are new warnings. us a tia saying lit soon remove the emergency measures that kept its border so open. germany warning its limits may soon be overstretched. alex marquardt, abc news, munich. back here in this country, the shooting of a las vegas cop is being called an ambush. the suspect walked up to the police car when it stopped for a traffic light and opened fire. the injured cop was shot in the hands. officers arrested the suspect after a brief foot chase. and thousands of mourners are expected in the small town
of fox lake, illinois today, for the funeral of officer joe gliniewicz. he was gunned down last week. a search for the killers has turned up empty despite a $50,000 reward. tom brady says he's ready to put deflategate ge hind him. speaking publicly for the first time about the alleged deflation of footballs for a competitive advantage. a judge last week threw out his four-game suspension. >> it's been a very tough situation for everybody. it's but a lot of stress on everybody's families. >> brady says he feels terrible for the two equipment workers suspended indefinitely. brady says he has opinions but he's keeping them to himself. gas prices dropping overnight. how low will they go. and new this morning, the
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president obama plans to mark labor day by ordering more paid sick leave. today's order will require federal contacters to provide seven days of sick leave. he'll also call on six leave and family leave to be expanded to the private sector. your trip home may be cheaper than your outbound trip. gas prices are down two cents since the start of the weekend. the average is now less than more than 7 cents from a week ago. >> good news for the 30 million people traveling. with new iphofoephone model likely being announced this week, people are asking, can apple do it again? probably not. they set 180 million iphones. a 36% increase over the
5c models. a 4% sales increase is realistic. "strait outta compton" was pushed out of the box office. the faith-based movie "war room" made just over $9 million. comp on the was sect with just earned $9 million. and "a walk in the woods contracts strolled into third place making $8 million. >> both movies i want to see. when we come back, a bandaged foot, an amazing story to tell. a kayaker talking about his terrifying encounter with a hammerhead shark. a meteor? space junk? or something else? what was spotted streaking across the sky? when it helps giveshot ma lifesaving vaccine
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the lion is speaking publicly for the first time. dr. walter palmer says he intends to resume his practice as early as tomorrow. it's been closed since july after international outrage over the hunting of the lion. >> palmer says despite reports otherwise, he's not been in hiding. he's kept a low profile because of safety concerns for his family. reiterating an earlier written statement, he says he had no idea the lion he killed was a protected animal. a kayaker is recovering from a shark attack off southern california. dylan marks was kayaking along the malibu coast when he was bitten by a ten-foot hammerhead. his foot was dangling over the side of his kayak when the shark chomped down. >> it got scared. it thrashed around. i was in the way. i'm not shark-fishing anymore. i really respect them. it brought that to light. >> marks flagged down a fishing boat and was air-lifted to the hospital.
experts say a recent burst of incidents along the west coast is partly a result of warmer waters attracting hammerhead sharks. on the other coast now, a wild day at the beach of cape cod. a crowd tried to save a huge shark stranded on the sand. frantically pouring water on the great white. the shark was alive when it washed ashore. it died a short time later. a dangerous fugitive is back behind bars in indianapolis. a cheetah. it escaped from its exhibit at the zoo. prompting a code red at the entire facility. visitors were taken to safety zones. the cheetah never got beyond a barrier. he was shot with a tranquilizer dart and ran back into the exhibit. pounce had just arrived at the zoo. maybe he was homesick. wanted to head back to california. >> probably. a fireball bright enough to be seen in daylight streaked
over downtown bangkok this morning. it was seen in other parts of thailand. no reports of missing or crashed aircraft. chances are it was space junk burning up as it hit the atmosphere. a sizable piece of an american observation satellite did so this morning. another piece of video you have to see. two high school football players in san antonio have been suspended from school. after running into a referee. look at this closely. the first player slammed into the ref in what appears to be an intentional hit. as the official hits the ground, the second player pounces, head-first. the teens may have been upset because two of their teammates were ejected earlier in the game. an investigation is under way. time for sports. and some baseball highlights. >> let's check in with the fellas at espn. >> really good morning if steve levy is on your tv. i'm john anderson. i like the brewers. they don't make any news. who does. >> i enjoy mets baseball. speaking of the mets, ace matt
harvey certainly made it sound like when he got to 180 innings on the season he wouldn't throw another pitch. he tried to clear things up. saying in the player's tribune. there's never been a doubt in my mind that i'll pitch in the playoffs. i'll will healthy, active, and ready to go. i can assure everyone we're all on the same page. we're coming with a plan. sunday night baseball. espn. gerrit cole. buccos against the redbirds. cole better than the cards on this night. john jay goes down swinging. seven innings, no runs, two hits, 7 ks. >> two-run homer, sean rodriguez. pirates win it by a count of 7-1. 16th win of the season for cole. college football week one wraps up with number one, ohio state, starting its national title defense monday against the only team that beat them a year ago, virginia tech. espn college football primetime presented by capital one, monday. 8:00 p.m. espn. streaming live on watchespn.
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a little bit after he ended up being the only one in his group to make it to chicago for his friend's bachelor party. the groom's flight and everyone else's were canceled. he went along with the trip by himself. he posted the photos online with the hashtag chicago for one. >> we're pleased to report the groom and the rest of the party arrived a day late. bromance ensues. a new take on staying clean. don't shower. >> no. >> chemical engineer and m.i.t. grad david whitlock says he hasn't take an shower in over 12 years. >> ooh. instead, whitlock sprays a mist containing bacteria on his skin twice a day. it has no odor and feels like water. he says our ancestors enjoyed so called good bacteria. we've stripped it away with excessive cleaning. not sure i'm giving up a shower. >> he says he hasn't taken a shower in 12 years. i'm guessing he hasn't had a date in that time. just guessing.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning at 4:28 on monday, labor day. look who we have joining us. >> i am back from maternity leave. glad to be here. senior citizen has the day off. we get right to a check of weather and traffic. mike, how does it look? >> you came in for the air conditioning. >> true. >> nice seeing tiffany and you, too, no clouds to speak of on live doppler hd and from the east bay hills camera you can see the bay is looking like glass this morning. temperatures are running from the upper 40's to about 60 by 7:00. as we head through the 12 hours, rapid warming mid-70s by noon, and low-to-mid 80s around the bay and most of us are going do hit the 90s around the bay and inland we will stay in the mid-to-upper 70s along the
coast where there is dangerous rip currents during the afternoon hours. be careful. more coming up. now, the commute. we have a big issue possible with people trying to get here. >> the transbay tube is shut down for the labor day holiday. make sure you are not using the transbay tube as you commute teen the east bay and san francisco. we do have a bus bridge available on west oakland bart station which is closed. they expect the traffic repair to be back up and running by tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. just keep that in mind. in other parts of the bay area, the bay bridge toll plazas you can see the traffic is light, moving over to the san mateo bridge. holiday like. tiffany and eric? >> leyla, breaking news on a sig-alert. an accident will affect traffic for the day today. now over to the sketch.
amy hollyfield is one scene. amy? >> yes, here is the pole behind me. they still working on it. it will be here until mid-afternoon tackling this problem. this happened because of an accident at midnight. a car was exiting off speaker state 880 southbound in san leandro 238 exchange. the driver according to c.h.p. took it too fast and lost control. she ran and the pole. everyone inside the car is okay. it was a family of six, two adults and four kids. everyone had the seatbelt open and is all right. one child had a pre-existing medical condition and was taken to the hop. there was arcing on the scene but nothing major came out of that. it did knock out power. c.h.p. said it looked like 6,000 customers but we hear only a couple of customers have in power. it will be shut down